I cried today for the first time in a long time.
I cried when I saw a mentor of mine sharing heart-opening exercises to relieve anxiety. I cried because she was sharing it on mainstream media. They were happy tears because this is change, this is healing, transmitted to those who need it – all of us.
I cried for the loss of a friend I love.
I cried because I don’t feel supported in the city I have chosen to live.
I cried in gratitude for the people I feel connected to.
I cried tears that have been building up.
I cried because I’m strong and cope well in times of crisis.
I cried because my friend in Berlin needed to sit in silence to process the sadness she felt after going out to buy food this morning.
I cried for our hearts, for the homeless and hungry, the jobless and overwhelmed, the anxious and exhausted.
I cried for the swans in Venice canals rejoicing in clean water and for my sister in South Africa who stays silent through it all.
I cried because a stranger emailed me to see how I was and asked if I needed to talk.
I cried because I can feel the collective heart open and love flooding in.
Yes, love is flooding in.
Your tears are sacred.
Cry if you need to.
I love you.